Bilateral renal agenesis in an alpaca cria.

TitleBilateral renal agenesis in an alpaca cria.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsPoulsen KP, Gerard MP, Spaulding KA, Geissler KA, Anderson KL
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Date Published2006 Feb
KeywordsAnimals, Camelids, New World, Diagnosis, Differential, Fatal Outcome, Kidney, Kidney Diseases, Male, Urinary Bladder Diseases

A 3-day-old male alpaca cria was presented for lack of vigor and failure to urinate since birth. Based on the history, laboratory data, ultrasonographs, surgical findings, and postmortem examination, the cria was diagnosed with bilateral renal agenesis and hypoplastic bladder, a congenital condition rarely seen in veterinary medicine.

Alternate JournalCan. Vet. J.